By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent
(Worthy News) - A bomb attack seriously damaged the Memorial to the Bible in northeastern Brazil amid mounting anti-Christian sentiments in the South American nation, Christians say.
Security camera footage obtained by Worthy News showed the June 19 explosion destroying the Memorial to the Bible in the city of Campina Grande in Paraiba state.
People use the one-room building to read the Scriptures in several languages, including Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew, and Braille for the visually impaired.
The June 19 bombing destroyed the glass door and one of the walls of the building. Nobody claimed responsibility, and there were no reports of injuries.
The Center for Studies in Politics, Citizenship and Christian Worldview said in published remarks, “It is believable that it was an attack motivated by anti-religious sentiment.”Therefore, in added, “we would describe the act as religious intolerance, Christophobia, and terrorism,” the group said.
However, Christians are already beginning with the cleanup of the damaged site. A Biblical inscription reads in Portuguese, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”